So, we all know that there are a million and one reasons why it is better for you, your community, the earth, your kids, the economy, etc. for you to buy handmade goods, right? Well, if you can't think of at least a couple good reasons let me remind you of the lead paint issues with Chinese imports and that Free Trade does not equal Fair Trade ... just for starters.
In recent years, I have become quite convinced that handmade is best. And on every occasion, I try to support local artisans by purchasing my gifts and home decor from Etsy (unless of course I can make it myself :)
And now, I invite you to take the handmade pledge as well:
And perhaps you can take that pledge JUST IN TIME to check out my Etsy shop ... JUST UPDATED TODAY (as promised). However, as I stated before, I plan to do another update next week as well (some goodies didn't quite get finished in time).
Thank you & Enjoy.